The shoulder season from April to early June and September to October is the best time to visit British Columbia for those seeking great deals or solitude during the hikes across Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park and West Coast Trail. Early autumn might be busy and rainy, but the foliage hues during that time are unbelievable, especially when viewed from the Rocky Mountaineer Train. November to March period brings snowy weather, perfect for skiing in at Whistler Blackcomb. Awe-seekers will enjoy spotting Northern Lights and watching an unforgettable storm in Tofino. Summer is the busiest time in British Columbia, gathering both tourists and whales, but there is plenty of space for everyone. The only crowded places are Shambhala Music Festival or Vancouver Island Musicfest.
Every four years, sometime in October, millions of migrating sockeye salmon paint the Adams River scarlet-red
This is more than just a train!
In the middle of fall, plain low-growing cranberry vines transform into exuberant red bogs
Take a close look at grizzly black bears in the mountains
Immerse yourself in Canadian wilderness and meet the rare Spirit Bear
Choose British Columbia for a memorable visual adventure
Enjoy a perfect day or two on kayak, surrounded by gorgeous nature and an amazing variety of wildlife
See the legendary cliffs from 'First Blood', where Rambo was hanging above a raging river
Being mainly a family holiday, Thanksgiving is a great time to taste traditional dishes and observe different customs
The perfect outlook on amazing Garibaldi Provincial Park
Enjoy one of the greatest natural spectacles of British Columbia
Are you fit enough to climb a towering Canadian evergreen?
Hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking destination
Salmon is just one of many reasons to try fishing in British Columbia. Come and enjoy world class deep sea fishing together with river fishing
Stunning views and plenty of gorgeous, pristine courses await you
Explore the province's best and most picturesque wineries
A stunning alpine lake surrounded by the Tantalus Mountain Range
Discover wicked, historical, and incredibly beautiful Victoria during its autumn harvest events
The waterfall, accessible all year round, looks especially stunning when frozen into a snow crater
Late autumn and winter bring game meats and tasty seafood on the table. Choose your favourite!
Relish the birding experience in southern British Columbia
Gain yourself an unmatchable running experience in all of the West Coast
A beautiful hike in Canadian Cascades with blooming wildflowers along the way
One of the best places in the world to spot killer, gray or humpback whales
October is filled with fun and fright in Greater Vancouver
Discover beautiful mountains of Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island
Don't miss one of the most spectacular sound and light events in the world!
The largest music festival in British Columbia with 1800 artists and over half a million jazz fans
The largest Christmas Parade in Western Canada
Thousands of bald eagles can be observed near the lakesides. You can even volunteer and take part in the huge counting expedition
Come and enjoy one of the largest electronic music festivals in Canada
Check out this amazing weekend among gorgeous nature and with great music!
Sensational selection of designers is awaiting you at the second largest fashion week across North America
A massive celebration of elite-level mountain biking
If you have never seen seals before, British Columbia is a great viewing spot. Come in summer for the adorable pups!
A natural phenomenon of impressive scale
The most picturesque part of Yoho National Park
Unique beauty and creative work of minerals can be observed on the Spotted Lake during summer
An Old World tradition that has become a favorite for locals
A quintessential part of spring in the capital of British Columbia
Ring in the new year with numerous festive events in Vancouver city center
One of the best hikes on Vancouver Island
If you are a seafood fan, late spring is the right time to visit the B.C. and Vancouver restaurants and enjoy a variety of sea fish dishes
Fresh local food is ready for you! Come and enjoy various food festivals and fresh farmers' markets
A colorful cosplay event for all fans of pop culture entertainment
Most remote and probably the most beautiful via ferrata walk in Canada
This great corridor along the Canadian Rocky Mountains divides two of Canada's provinces
Breathtaking display of millions of flowers
Charming nature, jaw-dropping views, and world class slopes and trails can be found skiing around Vancouver
A beautiful Vancouver Island trail featuring Jordan river, Mystic Beach and other attractions
A turquoise alpine lake in British Columbia, surrounded by Wedge Mountains
A mix of music, technology and new media art
Cobalt lake lying at the foot of the picturesque mountains
Victoria's premier comic convention
Spy out amusing sea lions playing with pups at the coastal areas and islands of British Columbia
Enjoy this stunning coastal trail as you walk in the footsteps of the First Nation ancestors
Enjoy the magical ambience of the festival for the whole family